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Posted February 8, 2016 by

How to Send a Fax Without a Fax Machine

HelloFax Google Doc Add-on

Fax machines are rather antiquated technology, but all the doctors offices and businesses that are stuck in the 1980’s and still use them make life difficult for the rest of us. I used to make trips to the public library to fax required documents for job interviews, medical forms, and more. Fortunately, you can now […]

Posted February 5, 2016 by

How to Personalize Your Google News Feed

Google news

Google News is a popular site for aggregating news stories from all over the world. Google, the master of algorithms, pulls together stories based on freshness, trends, diversity, and relevance. Each story has links to several sources, so you can find a balance of opinions and ideologies. The main strength of Google News is that […]

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Posted January 20, 2016 by

How to Send a Google Form

googleforms

Google Forms is an excellent way to collect information from a group of people. You can Add styled themes, View automatically generated response reports and more. You can read about how to make a basic Google Form in my tutorial here. Once you have made your Google Form, you need to send it out to the people who […]

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Posted January 11, 2016 by

How to Create a Google Photos Shared Album

Google Photos Shared Album

The recently released Google Photos shared album is a fantastic feature for people who manage all of their photos using the Google Photos app. It allows you to share an album with other cross-platform Google Photos users who can join and contribute. Shared albums can be created on the mobile app or on photos.google.com. Creating […]

Posted December 27, 2015 by

How to Use Data Validation in Google Forms

googleforms

Google Forms is a helpful tool for collecting information from a large group of people. You can use the forms you create to make contact lists, send out surveys, manage registrations, and more. Like all Google Docs, multiple people can edit your form at the same time before you send it out. Forms will organize the responses with […]

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Posted December 26, 2015 by

How to Use Google Docs Review Mode

Google Docs Home Page

The biggest advantage of Google Docs is that several people can edit a document at once without ever having to save. You can write and re-write each other’s text without any hassle. However, what if you want to discuss edits with your co-writers before making them? You can accomplish this by using the Google Docs […]

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Posted December 21, 2015 by

How to Create a Google Photos Story

Google Photos Story

I could go on and on about all the things I love about Google Photos. (Read my articles on auto-syncing from your phone and sharing accounts.) One unique feature of Google Photos is the ability to create Stories, which are like guided albums with an aesthetic flow. A Google Photos Story is a great medium for sharing photos of your […]

Posted December 21, 2015 by

How to Create a Collage with Google Photos

Google Photos

Collages are a fun way to show multiple images at once. They can give viewers a feel for a whole event or theme without having to flip through multiple pictures. You can easily make a collage with Google Photos, which is my preferred service for backing up all my photos to the cloud. Check out […]

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Posted December 20, 2015 by

How to Edit Google Photos Movies

Google Photos

This is Part 2 in a series. Be sure to check out Part 1: How to Make a Google Photos Movie. You could certainly find a more advanced movie maker. You can only edit the theme, soundtrack, and clip length/order in your Google Photos Movie, but I do not know of any movie makers that […]

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Posted December 19, 2015 by

How to Make Animations with Google Photos

Google Photos

You can easily make gifs or animations with Google Photos. In fact, Google Photos will occasionally make them for you using a series of similar photos. The photos are stitched together and shown one after another to create what is essentially a moving picture, which is saved as a .gif file. You can then post […]

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